Summer 2018 internships at Barkley agency (KC)

Barkley, a creative and innovation agency in Kansas City, is seeking applicants for its paid summer “mentorship” program.

Barkley is looking for rock stars to join it in Strategy, Social Media, Public Relations, Creative, Design, Account Management and Production. Applications can be found on The application deadline is Dec. 8.

For more information or questions, contact Barkley recruiting manager Kate Moore at



Marketing and communication internship, Iowa International Center

The Iowa International Center needs additional assistance for social media and web updates.  The Fall internship application has been reposted for students to submit ASAP. This is an unpaid internship but it will provide numerous portfolio pieces and great experiences.   Please see the post for “Marketing and Communication Internship” here: 

Breaking News and Public Safety Reporter; Iowa City Press Citizen

Immediate opening at the Iowa City Press-Citizen for the Breaking News and Public Safety Reporter position.

This is a great position for anyone who’s just starting out or early in their career. They’ll be working with an enthusiastic team of reporters, and have a direct line to the Des Moines Register and other newsrooms in the USA Today Network. The reporter position is open because the current reporter, Stephen Gruber-Miller, was hired as the courts reporter for the Register; he’d been here for almost two-and-a-half years – his first job out of college.

For more information and to apply:

Direct any questions to:

Katie Brumbeloe
News director
Iowa City Press-Citizen
office: 319-339-7354 | mobile: 256-223-1234
Twitter: @KatieBrumbeloe

Special Events, Fundraising, & Social Media Internship; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers a limited number of internships to students interested in hands-on experience at a leading national nonprofit. The CF Foundation is currently interviewing candidates for an internship opportunity at its Iowa Chapter, in the following fields:
– Event Planning
– Social Media and Marketing
– Administrative support

The CF Foundation has recently been featured in USA Today, Forbes Magazine, US News & World Report for its innovative and entrepreneurial methods and success. The Wall St. Journal’s Smart Money has recognized the CF Foundation as a leader among U.S. health/research charities for keeping administrative costs to a minimum while maximizing funds for medical programs.

Students will work under the guidance of CF Foundation staff, acquiring skills and experience as they assist in the planning and implementation of event-based fundraising events (such as 65 Roses Gala, Great Strides Walk and Shoot for a Cure). The experience will include interaction with volunteers and vendors in addition to CFF staff. This is a non-paid internship, which may qualify for academic credit at your institution.

Internship Description:
Interns will receive hands-on experience in the areas of special events planning, fundraising, development and control of social media, or marketing opportunities with local businesses. Working directly with Foundation staff, students will help in planning every stage of major fundraising events from contacting businesses and collecting donations to set up and assisting at the event to post event wrap-up. Students will be a part of the event committee and receive recognition as such.

This is a great opportunity to build valuable career building experience and network with professionals across the state of Iowa. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a leader in the non-profit sector and developer of a new form of philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy, will assist in helping provide students with needed skills.

Prefer Junior or Senior level students. Event management, communications, business, health, and liberal arts majors are highly encouraged; all other majors will be considered. Interested students should be outgoing and friendly as well as comfortable communicating over the phone or via email.

Hours Per Week:
Minimum 8 hours per week– more as desired by student – hours are flexible to coincide with class and/or work schedule.

Internships are unpaid but students will be offered class credit for work as it applies to their major as well as recognition for their work at events and other opportunities as applicable.

Estimated Start Date:
Students are encouraged to start as soon as they are available. Internships will start at the beginning of each semester, respectively.

Applications are currently being accepted.

How to Apply:  Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Kelsey White at or
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Iowa Chapter
Attn: Kelsey White
4150 Westown Parkway, Suite 203
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266


Internships at ACLU of Iowa

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is searching for spring and summer interns. The internships are unpaid, but can be taken for credit. Application deadline for spring internships is Dec. 1. See the following link for more information:

Ankeny Community School District Communications Department Internship

This internship is primarily focused on Public Relations for the school district, but would also be beneficial to Journalism, Marketing or other Communications majors.

Contact: Samantha Kampman, Manager of Communications and Marketing, 515-289-3950.

To Apply: E-mail resume, writing samples, & cover letter to by the date listed below.

Selection Process: Interview with Manager of Communications. Send resume and a minimum of three applicable writing samples to the contact above.

Time Period:

Spring Semester Internship. Apply by November 6.

Hours: Can be flexibly scheduled Monday-Friday between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. to accommodate the student’s class schedule. 400-hour goal will accommodate most university internship requirements.

Location: Ankeny Community Schools District Office, 306 SW School Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

Compensation: Unpaid, but will structure internship to meet course credit requirements.

Responsibilities: Under supervision of the Manager of Communications and Marketing, and dependent upon demonstrated skill in various areas, the intern will:

  • Develop communications timelines, strategies, and creative briefs for projects
  • Create drafts of communications identified by the Communications Coordinator. This may include interviewing staff members to gain information. Editing of subsequent drafts supervised by the Communications Coordinator. Communications may include:
    • Internal staff e-mails
    • Press releases & district web site “news” stories
    • Communications to parents and the public
    • New web pages (and editing of existing pages)
    • Fliers
    • Weekly staff e-newsletters, using information sent by various district departments
    • Stories for the Ankeny Advance newsletter
    • Other non-recurring communication
  • Proofreading for grammar and punctuation
  • Upon final draft approval by the Communications Coordinator, assist in execution of:
    • Posting Web pages and news stories
    • Monitoring Web site for functionality
    • Formatting and distributing e-mails in templates
    • Formatting print materials in InDesign and Word templates
    • Collaboration with the print shop to print materials
  • Research of new Web tools and development of social media to integrate with the district Web site
  • Other duties as assigned (may include filing, researching, and clerical tasks)

RequirementsStrong writing skills. Preferably a student with a major or minor in public relations, journalism, marketing, or some other form of communications. Strong grammar and proofreading skills. Strong research skills.

Preferred Skills: Strong journalistic interviewing skills. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with web site navigation/design or theory. Experience with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite, and other programs. Photography or videography experience.